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South Africa News

At the coalface of change

With Coal & Energy Transition Day taking place this month, the discussion around sustainability in coal mining ramps up, as the sector grapples with the desire and responsibility to lower its carbon footprint – while not losing its very reason for existence. In the opinion article, Arjen de Bruin, Group CEO at OIM Consulting, weighs in on the plight facing coal mines and in fact, all corporates who might have realised that the journey towards greening their operations needs to be done responsibly, sustainably – and that is should be viewed as a marathon, not a sprint. And most importantly, why you need to take your people along on this journey.

Championing Innovation, Inclusivity, and Sustainability in Air Travel

Air travel is far more than merely transporting people from one destination to another; it’s about the magic that happens in between and the reason for the journey itself. Whether it’s reuniting with family, making those bucket list dreams come true, or soaking in new cultures, air travel is all about those unforgettable moments.

FORTIS X has launched Africa’s first biodegradable and recyclable plant-based packaging

In light of Plastic Free July®, Fortis X has launched Africa’s first biodegradable and recyclable plant-based packaging, providing a crucial alternative to single-use plastics. Given the pressing issue of plastic waste in South Africa, where only 10% of the 122 million tons of annual waste is recycled, Fortis X’s innovation offers a beacon of hope. Nicholas De Beer, Director of Fortis X, emphasises that their sugarcane-derived biopolymer bottles represent a significant step toward mitigating plastic pollution and its detrimental impacts on our environment and health. In addition to offering an eco-friendly alternative for various products, Fortis X’s plant-based bottles have already garnered support from notable brands like SOGA Organic®, BOS Ice Tea, and Omnia Natura. Moreover, recycling plastic water bottles can save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for six hours, highlighting the broader benefits of embracing sustainable packaging solutions.

MMH & Partners Africa develops three-tiered response plan to eradicate & prevent continued spread of mpox virus in SA

The executive leadership team of MMH & Partners Africa can officially confirm that the local healthcare consultancy has developed a three-tiered response plan to eradicate and prevent the continued spread of the mpox virus in South Africa. 

Digital innovation agency Specno launches Johannesburg’s very first Founders Den event for young founders, investors & tech enthusiasts

Specno is excited to confirm the announcement that its bi-annual Founders Den event will be taking place in Johannesburg later this month. The gathering, which usually takes place in Cape Town, aims to shape the future of business in South Africa, by bringing together a number of visionary entrepreneurs, tech industry leaders, and investors. 

Africas #1 Web3 startup, Momint, secures $50,000 grant from DFINITY Foundation: local startup positions itself for further global expansion

Momint, Africa’s leading Web3 platform based in South Africa, has secured a $50,000 grant from the DFINITY Foundation, a Swiss non-profit organization known for having the largest blockchain R&D team globally.

Fintech’s transformative potential: Empower customers through self-education

The most powerful thing a fintech can do is enable its customers to educate themselves. Mukuru, a leading next-generation financial services provider, started out as a remittance company but has evolved into a platform with a suite of different financial products and services. Mukuru CEO, Andy Jury, says that formalised financial education obviously plays a crucial role in a fintech’s business, but customers that trust and repeatedly use a new product or service, such as a digital store of money, go through a natural learning process and are then more comfortable being exposed to more sophisticated products.

Ethel Kuuya: Visionary Leader, Founder, Author and CEO of Advisory Kulture

Ethel Kuuya: Visionary Leader, Founder, Author and CEO of Advisory Kulture.

As an influential leader, Ethel presents a visionary philosophy that can inspire the next generation. Her transformative approach sets a new standard for leadership, which is crucial for nurturing future leaders. Her consulting firm, Advisory Kulture, offers successful leadership training that has been effective across various sectors.